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Daily Reader: Edition #194

Learn 71 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: implanting false memories in mice, a rare form of amnesia that can strike without warning, and interesting tech projects getting attention on Kickstarter.

1. MIT scientists implant a false memory into a mouse’s brain
Washington Post, 7/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14 (on first page)

Washington Post: MIT scientists implant a false memory into a mouse’s brain

Inception for mice is here! Scientists were able to successfully implant a false memory into a mouse's brain. Are humans next? Read more and learn vocabulary words like alibi, inducing, intrusion, isolate, milestone, prominent, traumatic, and trivial.

2. Transient Global Amnesia: What Total Memory Loss Is Like
The Daily Beast, 7/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

The Daily Beast: Transient Global Amnesia: What Total Memory Loss Is Like

Can you imagine waking up one day and not remembering anything about yourself — who you are, where you live, or what you do? It has happened to some people. Read more and learn vocabulary words like angst, correlation, deem, fugue, prognosis, prolonged, temporal, and transient.

3. 10 notable tech projects getting a boost from Kickstarter
Los Angeles Times, 7/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

LA Times: 10 notable tech projects getting a boost from Kickstarter

From 3-D printers to a fool-proof gardening system to life-sized holograms, check out some of the tech projects getting attention on Kickstarter. Read more and learn vocabulary words like collaboration, debuted, integrating, notable, proprietary, prototype, static, and stealth.

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